Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones Prediction, 10/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs Iowa State Cyclones
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: MidAmerican Energy Field
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Tech (+13)
Brock Purdy and the Iowa State Cyclones (2-1) play the Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-2) at MidAmerican Energy Field on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Iowa State opens this matchup as 13-point favorites. The over/under opens at 63.5.
The last time they played, the Texas Tech Red Raiders went up against the Kansas State Wildcats and took the loss by a score of 31-21. Xavier White led the team on the ground in this game. His longest run of the day went for 49 yards and he ran for 1 TD for this contest. He rushed for a total of 113 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 9.4 yards per tote. Erik Ezukanma led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 77 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 15.4 yards per reception in this game. Henry Colombi went 30/42 with 244 yards by way of passing and threw 2 TD's. He gave away 1 interception for the contest.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Texas Tech Red Raiders have an average of 37.3 points per outing. As a unit they're averaging 171.3 yards via the ground game which is 30th in Division 1. The Red Raiders have earned 1,536 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of scoring, Texas Tech has earned 9 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. In terms of passing yardage, the Red Raiders are giving up 1,040 yds which puts them in 80th in college football. During this campaign, they are conceding 493.3 yards per outing which ranks them 83rd in college football. The Red Raiders are sitting in 83rd in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 42.3 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.9 yards per rush on the ground and 146.7 rushing yards per contest for the year. In their 3 games played this year, they are conceding 346.7 yards per contest through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 61.3%. During this campaign, they have allowed 440 yards on the ground through 3 games.
For his career, Alan Bowman has thrown for 4,436 yards with 30 TD's and 14 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the ball 40 times totaling 9 yards. He has a QB rating of 142.7 with a touchdown rate of 5.1% and an interception rate of 2.4%. He is averaging 316.9 yards per contest. Alan Bowman has completed 401 of his attempted career 592 passes for a completion percentage of 67.7%.
In their last outing, the Iowa State Cyclones faced the Oklahoma Sooners and added a win to their record by a score of 37-30. Breece Hall paced the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 36 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns in this contest. He ran for 139 yards by way of 28 carries which gave him an average of 5.0 yards per tote. Xavier Hutchinson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 83 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 27.7 yards per catch in this contest. Brock Purdy went 12/24 with 254 yards by way of passing and completed 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions.
When discussing their ability to score points, the Cyclones are 44th in college football by scoring 29.3 PPG. During the season thus far, the Cyclones have compiled 638 yards through the air as well as an average of 212.7 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 53rd in D-1. They hold an average of 168.3 yards per game via the rush and have run for 505 yards for the year. The Iowa State Cyclones maintain an average of 381.0 yards per outing ranking them 54th in D-1. Iowa State has allowed the opposition a total of 345 yards rushing (115.0 yards per outing) as well as 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. The Cyclones are relinquishing 31.7 PPG, ranking them 65th in the country. This season, they have surrendered 95 total points. They have conceded 7 touchdowns via the pass and 284.3 yards/outing, which has them ranked 67th in the country.
Purdy has thrown for 45 touchdowns while giving up 17 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 5.8% and his interception percentage is 2.2%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 596 yds on 210 tries. He averages 263.2 yards per contest through the air with a 153.6 quarterback rating. During the 26 games in his career, Brock Purdy has connected on 504 of 777 tries for 6,842 yds.
Who will win tonight's Red Raiders/Cyclones college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Raiders +13
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